EWT - Age

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  • Created on: 27-03-13 10:24

Time Delay 


When asked to describe an even strsight after it makes no difference between young, old or adult people. But when the time delay increases young and old people start to give not accurate information. And young people do worse.

Also after a delay, description of people are less accurate than general details of action.

Errors and Omissions

  • When encouraged to visualize and remeber hard young people are more likely to 'remember' information. Young people are more willing to answer as they feel they are helping
  • Stereotype - children may report something bad about the person if they previously heard someone saying something bad about them
  • Peer pressure - children may incorporate someone elses witnesses in their own, even though they themselves have not


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